I found a number of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store several years ago. I finally got around to acquiring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.
Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.
A specific definition of this SIG was found in a document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as ‘Close Encounters’, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”
This service was text based and was accessed via whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers from your computer. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and probably wouldn’t exist in such archives even if they existed.
See the previous post here.
#1 27-OCT-1985 09:42:49 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: RODM,CABUYS Subj: wasn't much of a Halloween party but here's co transcript. .Sexy Witch> I assume the kids are all asleep. .Sexy Witch> by the way, how was 'Airwolf"? .Myself> the kids are in bed - not necessarily asleep yet .Myself> but my door is closed .Myself> airwolf was good cept they cut into it because of the world series game .Myself> that makes two weeks in a row. .Sexy Witch> figures. .Sexy Witch> I think conference attendance will be low tonight. sigh. .Myself> they pushed the evening magazine thing complete after the game because of .Myself> their local p[rogramming committment .Myself> then ran that over into airwolf time abt 5 minutes. .Sexy Witch> bet the one thing not cut was commercials! .Myself> right! ** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) ** .Myself> hi fuzz .Sexy Witch> hi Fuzzy! .Fuzzy One> Hi! /rn fuzzy one FRIED .Fuzzy One> Gee, small party. .Sexy Witch> I do love fuzz!!! .Myself> it isn't really started yet .Myself> most folks will start showing up shortly .Fuzzy One> Urk, I think I have the noisiest phone line in New England! .Fuzzy One> .Sexy Witch> tell it to be quiet, Fuzzy! .Fuzzy One> Can't stand it. Gonna try again. Back soonly. .Fuzzy One> - signed off - ** Dick just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) ** /s ellisco .Myself> hi dick .Dick> big party! .Dick> hi john, connie. .Dick> what's happening? .Sexy Witch> how are you, Dick? .Myself> nothing yet .Dick> fine, been busy. .Myself> we are just waiting for our faithful friends and fellow .Myself> members to arricve ** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (4 members now) ** .Sexy Witch> .Dick> just finished reading all of the project threads. .Fuzzy One> I *think* that's better. .Dick> great fun! .Sexy Witch> welcome back, Fuzzy. is line any quieter? .Fuzzy One> Yes,d*OUTPUT OFF* MAIL> MAIL> MAIL> #2 27-OCT-1985 11:06:24 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: RODM,CABUYS Subj: your account Darling, I couldn't wait so I came on line on your account and reposted your message. I also posted the "Clock" since it's very appropriate today! Hope you don't object but if you do, please say so. I'm now going to post my reply to your message. By the way, I also went into your workspace. You have a mess there that's going to cost you money! I'll clean it up, if you wish, like I did before. Just give me the ok to do so. I love you! Love, Connie MAIL> d MAIL> #3 27-OCT-1985 14:43:35 MAIL From: BOS1A::ELLISCO "Dick Evans" To: CABUYS, JOHNMYSELF Subj: an naswer? From: BOS1A::PEABO "Peter Olson, ICONtact Manager" 27-OCT-1985 01:39 To: BOS1A::ELLISCO Subj: RE: request They should do what I did in the Mac SIG ... include the membership agreemenet as a paragraph or two in the non-member bulletin. Ultimately you cannot force people to read something ... there is nothing that can be done to prevent a well-placed ^O from canning output, and in the last analuysis, nothing to prevent someone from being too inattentive to read something. All you can do is make someone lie about whether they were paying attention or not. Sad, but true. peter MAIL> d MAIL> #4 27-OCT-1985 14:57:19 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: ELLISCO,PEABO,JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS Subj: thanks! You are, of course, right, Peter. Although our non-member bulletin includes the same info about age requirement as the new-member agreement, it had not seemed to help any. We'll continue to deal with this as we have. Thanks for everything! -Connie MAIL> d MAIL> #5 27-OCT-1985 15:04:39 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS Subj: Best Sexual Fantasy contest John, When you have the time, play with this idea a little and let me know what you think. I'd like to run a contest for the best sexual fantasy. Contest would run for one month . I would ask in Insiders for 5 sig managers to be volunteer judges of the entries. All entries would be submitted to the LadyLove account and when contest ends, forwarded to the judges. Within one week of contest ending date, judges would decide on the winner, who would receive $20 credit on Delphi account. All entries to the contest would be submitted to the Fantasy database. I'm sure you could do your usual excellent job with writing rules and disclaimee rs etc. What do you think of the idea? Love, Connie MAIL> d MAIL> #6 27-OCT-1985 15:15:34 MAIL From: BOS1A::WIL1 To: CABUYS Subj: Do you think you could reply to the last ma essage essage! Willie(WIL1) P.S. If I did, would you let me have full privelages t in the sig? MAIL> d MAIL> #7 27-OCT-1985 20:00:23 MAIL From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF Subj: RE: Best Sexual Fantasy contest Sounds like a good idea and the $20 prize might just draw more attention. Will get to work on the details and get back to you before the first of the month. <ha!> Will try anyway. Just be careful we don't award more prizes than our profits can afford to cover. Love, Myself MAIL> d MAIL> #8 27-OCT-1985 20:22:57 MAIL From: BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY To: CABUYS Subj: Mar 85 Playboy Hi. I have a copy of "Ta ype Dirty to Me" which i I'm quite willing to part with. Lemme know what to do. John MAIL> d MAIL> #9 27-OCT-1985 20:44:12 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY,CABUYS Subj: RE: Mar 85 Playboy John, Thanks! Please send copy to Connie A. Buys, 2947 West 3rd Street, Jacksonville, Fl. 32205. -Connie MAIL> d MAIL> #10 27-OCT-1985 23:46:32 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: Warning}i - Advirsory My DELICOUS Darling Connie, You fixed the Profile in the MAIN menu as shown below: MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS NAME : Connie A. Buys BIRTHDATE : January 11, 1948. COMPUTERS : Tandy 1000 and TRS80 Model 100. GENERAL : I am the sig manager for Delphi's Close Encounters sig, which deals with relationships, how they develope and how they affect our lives. For more information, send DMAIL to CABUYS or type at the MAIN> Delphi prompt, GR CLO. LOCATION : Jacksonville, Fl TERM-SOFT : Omniterm BUT!!!!! Your Profile in the Close Encounters Member Directory reads as follows: MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS NAME : Connie A. Buys COMPUTERS : TRS80 Model 1; Radio Shack Model 100; Tandy 1000; also use IBM PC and Wang 2200 MVP systems at work. HOBBIES : Sig Manager of The Close Encounters Sig (formerly known as Friendship Circle Sig on Delphi. Former SysOp of The Issues Sig on CompuServe. Interested in how relationships develop via computer services like Delphi, Source, and CompuServe. Latest hobby is Teddy Bears - I collect anything I can afford about 'em! Also enjoy reading, movies , talking on the phone, traveling, and cooking LOCATION : Jacksonville, Fl. OCCUPATION: Computer operations manager for large insurance agency in the Jacksonville area. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>> ONLINEIDS : Delphi: CaBuys, Ladylove, Amanda, Miranda. Unison: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^ >>>>>>>>> Connie Source: TCY745 MCI mail ID: 115-1075. CompuServe: All accounts are inactive and will remain that way. SEX : Female and loving every minute of it! TERM-SOFT : Depends on which computer I'm using at the time. I did NOT change it !!!! But thought you should know about AMANDA and MIRANDA BY THE WAY!!!!!! <<<>>>>>>>>>>>> I LOVE YOU <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>> Love, Rod MAIL> d MAIL> #11 28-OCT-1985 03:05:55 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: ....and so much more! 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This file is the official Tandy press release and spec sheet. The machine has an 80C88 processor, 32K expandable to 224K, Microsoft Works built in, 3.5" disk drive, 80x16 screen, modem, ROM cartridge slot, and weighs 11 pounds. MAIL> d MAIL> #15 29-OCT-1985 00:11:52 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig My DELICOUS Darling Connie, I would rather be talking to you , and more that that have you lying in my arms right now <SIGH!!!>, But since I have neither I went snooping around and fo und this I thought I would copy it top you! "to" you!! Anyway here it is: . DELPHI RODM RADCOM WHO <<< TRASH!!>>> October 23, 1985 NEW TANDY 600 LAPTOP COMPUTER OFFERS FEATURES PORTABLE COMPUTER USERS WANT The Tandy 600 laptop computer will be introduced on Monday, October 28, at approximately 1100 Radio Shack Computer Centers, Plus Computer Centers and participating dealers and franchisees nationwide. The newest laptop from Tandy is an upward extension of the popular Tandy 100/200 laptop computer family. "Laptop users asked for more contiguous memory, an 80-column display, built-in disk storage, and enhanced word processing, spreadsheet and telecommunications facilities. When we brought out the Tandy 200, the cost of the technology needed to offer those features was simply too high. Now, the costs and technology have reached the point where we're able to offer greatly enhanced features while maintaining the basic characteristics that made the Tandy 100 and 200 portable computers the laptop industry leaders," explained Bernard Appel, President of Radio Shack. The Tandy 600 laptop computer uses the 16-bit 80C88 microprocessor, and comes with 32K RAM storage. The memory is expandable to 224K, in one contiguous memory bank. The built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive has a capacity of 360K, and the adjustable, flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display has a matte finish to reduce glare. The Tandy 600 portable computer features Microsoft Works, five very powerful, full-featured built-in applications, which are written to use key words displayed at the botton of each screen. Application programs built into ROM on the Tandy 600 include file management, database, word processing, spreadsheet, calendar and telecommunications software. Built-in nicad batteries, which last approximately 11 hours between charges, are easily recharged with an AC adapter, which is included with the Tandy 600 laptop computer. Suggested retail price for the Tandy 600 portable computer (26-3901) is $1,599.00 Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation. Radio Shack is a registered service mark of Tandy Corporation. Microsoft Works is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. TANDY 600 FACT SHEET * 32K RAM for file storage. Expandable to 128K or 224K with 96K memory upgrade kit, $399.95 * (Built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive, 360K capacity. * Flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display with matte finish. * Internal 300-baud direct connect modem, with auto answer/auto dial * Low power, 16-bit 80C88 microprocessor * Standard RS232C connector * Expansion bus for external floppy disk drive * Parallel printer port * Full-feature typewriter keyboard * Built-in nicad batteries and AC adapter charger * Allows use of custom applications via optional ROM slot (by removing Multiplan) using standard 27256 EPROMS * Built-in clock includes auto-wakeup and other features * Automatic shutdown * Optional ROM for BASIC * Weight: 11 lbs. * Dimensions: 12"x13"x2 3/4" APPLICATIONS Five full-featured built-in applications, written to key words displayed at the bottom of each screen. * System Manager allows the user to run each application, exchange information between applications, and manage the files created. Handles file management for disk drive and RAM. * Word contains all the normal word processing features including right justification, global search and replace, automatic page numbering, multiple format lines, and more. * Calendar offers a built-in alarm; appointment information appears on the screen. * File can serve as a simple or complex data base. * Telecom includes auto dial, answer, wake-up, and host modes. Supports XMODEM protocol. Also supports many VT-52 escape sequences for cursor positioning. MAIL> MAIL> d Unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling \D \ MAIL> #16 29-OCT-1985 18:40:44 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS Subj: RE: NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig That's not fair!!! I *just* got this one!!! I love you! Love, Connie MAIL> d MAIL> #17 29-OCT-1985 20:05:02 MAIL From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF To: CABUYS Subj: sex pos co pt 2 I put it in MCI last night. KISS. MAIL> d MAIL> #18 29-OCT-1985 22:26:33 MAIL From: BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN To: AMTRAKMAN,RIDPATH,JAV,SASSY,WIL1,LOOP,ARNE,DWOLPERT,BCOLBERT,ALAN1,TRAIN BRAIN,IVY,DIBS,MLJEX,CARLEPSTEIN,GORE,CLYDETURBO,MOJO,TC1,PIPEMAN,WULFE,ILLUSION ,DANNYDOS,JOEY,KAPLAN,HANSOLO,ELLENK,PAULLEWIS,CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF Subj: -= BRAIN BBS =- Hello DELPHI Users! WE e are happy to announce that the BRAIN BBS Service has been restored, and is better than ever! We invite you to call and m become aa member of a growing family of computerests . The BRAIN BBS Service FeaturersL : * Academy Information * Behind the Scences Screen * CHAT with Sysop $ * Dowb nLoades s! Free of Charge! * Electronic Mail * Feeback Service to Sysop * GE eneral Section of Information * Help with System featurers Features * Information on The BRAIN BBS * Keyboard Mode Option * Full Member listing * Nulls for Printer * Off Feature * Posting of Messages on The Board * Removing Messages * Scan/Read Bulliten Board * Users OnLine * Video Lenght Option * Welcome Message (Changes Daily) * Xpert Mode Option * Your statues a s a member. AS s an additional service, we provide the Newswire on the BRAIN BBS ***FREE***!!!!! We also have daily weather forecasts from also FREE OF CHARGE!!! The BRAIN BBS has no fee, no costs, nothing! It's a free bB BBS Service, just for DELPHI members! +-=> LOG ON TODAY!!! <=-+ 1-(718)-258-7078 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- 1-(718)-258-7078 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Up 24 Hours/ 7 Days. We NEVER Close! *PLEASE NOTE: When you logon, IMMEDIALTY IATLY CHHOSE HOOSE THE EEDBACK OPTION AND ANSWER THW E QUESTIONS GIVEN TO YOU. *ALSO: LEAVE A MESSAGE IN EEDBACK BEGINNING WITH :'DEAR AL VOCI', OR OTHERWISE A READER WILL GET YOUR MAIL! THANKS YOU!!!! AL SYSOP-BRAIN BBS!! MAIL> d MAIL> #19 30-OCT-1985 02:29:35 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: Video My DELICOUS Darling Connie, I went and watched the first 10-15 Min. of 'Sex-Waves' and I don't think YOU would like it very much but I don't think you will get much of a chance to get critical about it!! The Video Tape has a 10 min. PREVIEW of another video at the beginning so by the time you get through that you are for a better effort tha t sex waves provides. The film/Video is erotic and I would like to see more of it although I may never see the entire movie at one time! I am anxious to see how this video effects you!!!!! See you in a few hours!!!!! I LOVE YOU !!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! MAIL> d MAIL> #20 30-OCT-1985 21:35:43 MAIL From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF To: CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF Subj: hi and other things Hi Lover. Hope all is well with you. would like you to archive the poll on membership. I commented in message 315 on the results. will get started this week on final details for your suggested contest. hope to be ready for friday. catch you later love. KISSes ...... MAIL> d MAIL> #21 30-OCT-1985 23:33:09 MAIL From: BOS2A::QUICKRODNEY To: CABUYS Subj: The mag... Connie, It'll be in tomorrow's mail. Interesting article... I'd be interested if the pe rsons in there are anyone we know...? Anyway, good luck... see ya 'round John MAIL> d MAIL> #22 31-OCT-1985 19:06:57 MAIL From: BOS1A::JOEY "JOEY" To: CABUYS Subj: Playboy Mailed the Playboy to you today. No hurry getting it back. Keep it as long as you need it. Hugs, Joe MAIL> d MAIL> #23 31-OCT-1985 19:22:47 MAIL From: BOS1A::WIL1 To: CABUYS Subj: Would you plleeees aaaassssseeeee respn ond to my last couple of mea ssages!!??!! Willie (WIL1) MAIL> d MAIL> #24 31-OCT-1985 21:35:10 MAIL From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF To: CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF Subj: sexual fantasy rules Close Encounters Sig Sexual Fantasy Contest Rules. This month in Close Encounters, we will be starting a 'sexual fantasy' contest. This contest will run on a monthly basis with a new contest starting the first of each month. All members of the Close Encounters Sig are eligible to play regardless of when they joined except for the sig managers, sysops, and members of their immediate families. The rules are simple. Write a sexual fantasy and submit it for consideration to the 'LADYLOVE' account via dmail only. If you have trouble sending mail to LADYLOVE, you may send your entrd *OUTPUT OFF* MAIL> MAIL> MAIL> #25 1-NOV-1985 02:50:37 MAIL From: BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN To: @MAILLIST1.DIS,NEWKID Subj: BRAIN BBS DOWN SORRY BUT DUE TO A THE BRAIN BBS WILL BE DOWN FROM 6:00AM-12:00NOON EDT DUE TO ROUTINE MAINTENACE. PLEASE DON'T LOG IN DURING THIS TIME, YOU WILL ONLY GET A BUSY SIGNAL. AFTER 12:))NOON, IT WILL BE FREE THANKS YOU, AL VOCI SYSOP--->BRAIN BBS /ex MAIL> d MAIL> #26 1-NOV-1985 17:59:23 MAIL From: BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN To: @MAILLIST1.DIS Subj: BoUR+o?; BRAIN BBS IS ^^UP^^! SORRY WE HAD TO SHUY T DOWN, BUT WE ARE NOW BACK UP AND RI UNNING. THE SCOND APPLE ][E IS NOW IN ACTION UNTIL THE NEW POWER PAC FOR APPLE I ARRIVES (MONDAY). THE BRAIN CANHANDLE HANDLE ONLY 2 CALLS AT THE SAME TIME (RE EMEMBER, OUR APPLE i I IS DOWN) BUT MONDAY ,WE9 'LL BE BACK UO TO P TO 3 CALLS AT THE SAME TIME. REMEMBER OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER! 1-(718)-258-7078 ---------------- 1-718)-258-7078 if IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS LOGGING ON TO BRAIN, PLEASE LEAVE A DMAIL TO USERNAME 'AMTRAKMAN'. I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT THANKS! AL SYSOP BRAIN BBS MAIL> d MAIL> #27 1-NOV-1985 19:14:59 MAIL From: BOS1A::WIL1 To: CABUYS Subj: Would you please reply, gosh, i have noticed that you have been on from the entry log in cl. co. Willie (WIL1) MAIL> d MAIL> #28 2-NOV-1985 00:51:25 MAIL From: BOS2A::TSBJR To: CABUYS Subj: PROBLEMS HI CONNIE. GUESS I'VE BEEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE SIG LATELY (SORRY). I HAVE A SERIOUS PERSONAL PROBLEM AND WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO EXPLAIN IT TO SOMEONE AND GET SOME ADVICE AND SUPPORT . I THINK I'D PREFER TO DISCUSS IT ONE-ON-ONE FOR NOW, BEFORE POSSIBLY BRINGING IT UP TO THE SIG AS A WHOLE IN A FORUM MESSAGE. THIS PROBLEM IS REALLY BOTHERING ME AND EATING AT ME. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTION S FOR ME? PLEASE ANSWER SOON. AND THANKS A LOT. YOUR FRIEND, TOM. (TSBJR). MAIL> d MAIL> #29 2-NOV-1985 02:10:01 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: Look ! What I found !! My Beloved Darling Connie, Look at what I found !! I really enjoy finding these things and showing you them and the changes they illustrate!! Name: THAT SUDDEN FEELING Type: TEXT Date: 28-JUL-1985 20:03 by JOHNMYSELF Getting close on-line by Cabuys, Maven, John Recently a friend and I were talking on-line here about compusex, but mostly our discussion centered around the question of how it can affect people. His original thinking was that words on a screen can generate feeling but, after all, they are only words on a screen. He could not understand how two people could feel so very close with this medium as the only form of communication. We talked late into the night. We avoided, for some reason, getting invovled in compusex itself and talked of feelings, trying to understand the hows and whys of it all. Many times I answered his question of "how" with "I don't know! it just happens!" As our discussion continued, we realized suddenly that at that particular moment, we felt so close, so very special to each other. He, not expecting this, struggled trying to understand how he felt. I, having slightly more "experience" at this than he, knew what was happening but could do little to help. The sad part is that once we realized how we felt, that closeness was gone. We met once again a few days later in an effort to recapture that special moment. Unfortunately, it didn't happen and may never happen again for the two of us. This time I managed, unintentionally, to shatter his "fantasy image" of me. I feel a certain sense of loss or regret or perhaps rejection because things didn't work out. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * All this is leading to my question: Why does this special feeling * * of closeness or oneness happen so frequently on-line but seldom * * happens in "the real world"? * * Or does it actually happen in "the real world" and I am just one * * who has missed such an experience? Am I the only one who feels this * * way? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To those who have hope and wait come all good things in time ! Darling, I live to make more complete your life and we really do have this and it IS the "Real World" !! Love, Rod MAIL> d MAIL> #30 2-NOV-1985 02:23:00 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS,RODM Subj: By the way..... x My DELICOUS Darling Connie, I LOVE YOU ! MORTHOVE, Rod MAIL> d MAIL> #31 2-NOV-1985 02:41:32 MAIL From: BOS1A::RODM To: CABUYS Subj: Co. Topic <Explosive!> From: BOS1A::RODM 2-NOV-1985 02:39 To: JOHNMYSELF,RODM Subj: Suggestion - Co. Topic Dear John, I would like to suggest the following topic: "Forgive AND Forget - Is That Possible?" I would suggest monitoring the results of the polls on that topic and after a reasonable sample is present have a discussion in Conference. Sincerely, Rod MAIL> d MAIL> #32 2-NOV-1985 08:12:39 MAIL From: BOS1A::CABUYS "CONNIE" To: RODM,CABUYS Subj: disturbing phone call Darling, At a couple of minutes after 8 AM this morning, my phone rang in the bedroom and I answered it. Whoever was on the other end did not say anything and all I said was hello a couple of times. Then whoever it was hung up. ~? DISCONNECT *dt 3561115x DIALING...t 3561115 RINGING... ON LINE ORIG |x| UNINET PAD 3EC0 PORT 00 service : gvc *u001 000 connected to 61703051 Username: CABUYS Password: Hello CABUYS Welcome to DELPHI Copyright (c) 1985 General Videotex Corporation Logon at : 6-NOV-1985 18:40:45 Last Logon : 6-NOV-1985 18:10:24